London outfit CYMBALS have announced their return with the introspective string laden melancholy of ‘Decay’, the first single to appear from their forthcoming second album to be called Light in Your Mind. It reflects a tumultuous two years for the band where various issues saw line-up changes and personal break downs. Vocalist Jack Cleverly expands;
“Around the time we were writing that song (‘Decay’) I went to the Ruin Lust exhibition, and saw the beauty of things breaking down. I was thinking about that in terms of my own life, as a lot of things that I thought my life was based on seemed to be crumbling, but at the same time there was a whole load of beauty, and openings up of myself, of things that I never thought were there. I felt that I could breathe in a way, but at the same time it was kind of full of destruction and chaos, or at least I was creating that around me.” Jack Cleverly.
Musically, as the lead single suggests, the album contains more studio depth than their previous effort, 2014’s excellent The Age Of Fracture. Cleverly and Dan Simons, now pretty much a duo, began writing together in a real sense and enlisted Kristian Robinson (Capitol K) on production to assist in refining their sound, a sound that is now imbued with more space and sweats the small stuff. Light In Your Mind is out August 14 on Tough Love Records. Pre-order here.
2. Car Crash
3. Talk To Me
4. I Thought I Knew You
5. My Body (Winter Mix)
6. Where Nothing Can Be Defined
8. Euphoric Recall
10. Fully Automated Luxury
11. Lifetime Achievement Award
From the forthcoming album, ‘Light In Your Mind’, Tough Love.